ETT members, Friday December 2, is our Federation Day—Standing Strong for the Schools our Students Deserve. We are very excited to come together this year.
As you know, your union has won this day in our collective agreement as a time where teachers are released to attend ETT organized professional development activities. We have not been able to hold this day for the past two years due to the pandemic, and so it is especially important to come together.
This day is strategically important as well as we are in a bargaining year. Many of you are familiar with the fact that the Ford government has decreased spending per student in the public school system by $800 over the past three years. Ontario deserves an Education Minister and a government that commits to the common good, instead of attempting to divide and divert.
Federation Day is organized in an A.M. and P.M. format. This year, we will have the ability to come together either in-person at the Westin Harbor Castle or participate virtually via the Whova platform.
During the A.M. session, there will be an amazing program of keynote speakers; the Honourable Murray Sinclair, Catherine Hernandez, Ricardo Tranjan and Marit Stiles. As well as entertainment from Shane Koyczan and Shakura S’Aida.
There will be a wide variety of workshops—from Centering Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Pedagogy to The Wonders of Brightspace in Kindergarten.
Space is limited, so make sure to claim your seat as early as possible.
Access Whova registration link here
Federation Day registration closes on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.
The morning session, including keynote speakers and performers will be from 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
All afternoon workshops will take place from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Workshop registration will proceed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register immediately in order to secure your afternoon workshop preference. Workshops will fill up quickly.
Your afternoon workshop selection will be confirmed by email prior to December 2.
List of workshops and facilitator bios
- Centering Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Pedagogy in Early Years Literacy
- Climate change and the classroom: engaging students about frontline climate work
- Climate Justice is Union Business—A Workshop for Workers
- Confronting and Preventing Hate in Canadian Schools
- ETT Financial Planning 101
- Financial Literacy
- Growing Democracy: Planting the Seeds of Change
- How educators can organize for climate action and win
- How to Start a Student-Led Podcast
- Inquire to Inspire: Exploring the Possibilities of Inquiry & Wonder
- It Could Happen to You—What to Do When You’re Injured on the Job
- Local Workshop Series: Climate Change and Climate Action
- Organizing for economic justice: Why decent work is key
- OTIP Personal Insurance Products
- Pension Workshop
- Race and Education: The Water We Swim In
- Elementary Teachers Acting for Social Justice—Theatre of the Oppressed
- Steward Training
- Teacher Performance Appraisal (TPA)
- Teaching Math While White: An Abolitionist Approach to Dismantling Racism in the Math Classroom
- Teaching music efficiently in the elementary classroom with little to no experience
- The Wonders of Brightspace in Kindergarten
- Trauma & Loss: Creating School Communities of Well-being
- Understanding Anti Black Racism in Education
- Working with the Media